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Chapter 3, Lesson 2: What Does a Historian Do? (pp. 63-68)

I. A Trail of Questions

II. Other Sources, Other Questions

    A. Historians study oral history to find out people's experiences in the past.

    B. Poetry, stories, myths, and novels are one way to find out what life was like in the past.

    C. Historians study artifacts, such as paintings, tools, clothing and furniture.

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